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Photo by @stevemccurryofficial // Salat at Mazar-e Sharif's famous 'Blue Mosque,' the Tomb of Hazrat Ali. Revered by Muslims as the tomb of the son-in-law of the Prophet Mohammed, this 15th-century mosque near the border of Uzbekistan is named for the cobalt blue and turquoise colors of its minarets
How species extinctions affect humans: on.natgeo.com/YJ3kTR
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"Our job is to take these unknown places and make people care about them." on.natgeo.com/1q4Qfgx
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Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Isak takes a break on a hunt. I am leaving #Hadza land... Hard to go but thanks to a grant, I will be back to #Tanzania in November/December to further document this amazing community. Hadza are full time #hunter-gatherer - they do not practice agriculture, her
The beauty inside the Portuguese man-of-war's dangerous embrace: on.natgeo.com/1q4Iszt
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Photographer in Liberia's Ebola zone encounters death—but also moments of joy: on.natgeo.com/YIaKGZ
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Known for detecting land mines, rats can also help detect disease: on.natgeo.com/YHXMZG
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Today: Watch a live video conversation from Botswana's Okavango Delta #LetsExplore plus.google.com/b/109600806421…
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Photo @ladzinski / Stairs to infinity, #Budapest, Hungary. While exploring the inner city with @danahrichardson we stumbled across this inner stairwell in a basilica that lead to a spectacular view of the city. @natgeocreative #Earth365
Watch: What we know about how dolphins think on.natgeo.com/1q3MHLE #ThrowbackThursday
Photo: An encounter with a great white shark in Australia on.natgeo.com/YGtabb pic.twitter.com/QLA4UWnJ8T
How do hummingbirds taste sweetness? on.natgeo.com/1q3BNWe
Some of our favorite photos from last month: on.natgeo.com/YG4UWv #YourShot
Changing ocean temperatures may be the reason seagoing crocs kept going extinct: on.natgeo.com/1q3qugJ
Has the Atlantic Ocean stalled global warming? on.natgeo.com/YFIepr
Photo by @salvarezphoto A yak driver pauses at the entrance to Pangboche, Nepal. These guys are the truck drivers of the Khumbu. Tourism, the life blood of the valley, would be impossible without the constant stream of food and fuel these men (and and the porters their brothers in arms) bring up the
Did the Wilderness Act offer a "glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning"? on.natgeo.com/YFto2g
Photo @pedromcbride / Flying through the last weeks of #summer on the banks of the #Colorado River near Fruita, CO — where the swings are bigger than normal. @thephotosociety #fly #float #soar
Remnants of one of first stars discovered: on.natgeo.com/1q36x9X
Photo by @BrianSkerry Coral Gardens - Marine scientist Enric Sala explores the pristine coral reef environment of Millennium Island in the Central, South Pacific. Most reef environments today have less than 30% coral cover, but in these remote Southern Line Islands coral typically covers 85-100% of
GPS can measure how much water has disappeared from the West: on.natgeo.com/YF2es8
Photo by @jimmy_chin The 9pm summertime flights into Jackson Hole always provide....This skyline never gets old. #iphone #tetons #wyoming @jacksonhole @thephotosociety
As Ebola crisis spreads in West Africa, Liberia's deterioration stands out: on.natgeo.com/YENVDX